That title probably seems redundant because how exciting could a PLANTER be? But, hey! Good news! You can actually spice up a planter :)
Whitney did a planter update on her blog not long ago and I am so thankful that I read her blog religiously because this planter has been an eye sore since Bobby and I got it back in 2008. It’s from IKEA, it was cheap, and we just wanted some greenery in our apartment at the time.
I feel compelled to tell you that if you just went and looked at Whitney’s update…mine isn’t nearly as glamorous. Okay, now that I got that off my chest…
How to Fancy Up Your Boring Planter
First, I laid down a drop cloth (we always have these on hand but if you don’t have one I would put down some old newspaper) and then, with a basic pattern in mind, I taped off certain areas of the planter. I didn’t want it to be uniform looking so I taped sections off at varying thickness.
I used the Martha Stewart Metallic Paint in Antique Gold (because I am and probably always will be obsessed with gold accents) that I had picked up during one of my many Home Depot trips and a 1 inch chip brush.
While the final product isn’t a beautiful masterpiece, I am happy that I was able to spiff this little planter up with a minimal amount of money and time.
The bathroom is coming along, I just have to get some more things on the walls, and I think I am going to eventually put the planter on a small table of sorts.
To be honest, these little DIY projects are my favorite ones to do. Instead of tackling building something out of nails and wood (which I do want to do eventually), I am able to build up my DIY abilities slowly but surely. Every little craft I am able to check off my list makes me giddy. And, I know I’ll eventually be able to put together something really impressive and crafty….right?